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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DB1664N
Good morning IATN. I have a 1992 Acure Integra with a DOHC 1.8L. The customer came in complaining about a stalling issue and a no restart. I pulled the car in and check it over and after about five min's of running the car would start to sputter and I would tu...
2000 Acura EL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHMB4549Y
Hi, Some weeks ago, a clients come at our shop with a acura 1.6 el 2000 (canadian model, honda civic HX for usa). The rpm always move to 1000 rpm to 2000 rpm. When the engine has reached is normal temperature. In the garage, i'll ajust the idle at 800tr/min ... Trouble codes: P0505
2005 Acura MDX 3.5L gauges, windows, dash lights, VIN: 2HYND18955
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of: no dash lights, gauges don't work, all windows won't work, back-up camera does not work, seat heaters don't work. All stopped at the same time. Checked wiring diagrams to find common fuses. Found blown fuse for seat ...
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Pulls Right VIN: 1HGCA5533K
Hi my question is not about how to fix this car but for any Veteran Alignment Techs familiar with the Old Hunter Lite A Line & Lite A Liner 4 System. I have been using the regular Lite A Line for 30yrs & yes I realize it is way past time to buy something new! ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Accessories VIN: 1HGCD5656S
i need a location for the light flasher relay for the security system btw the fuse b lows immediately for the small lights (under hood fuse box) i disconnected the lihgt switch and the fuse still blows thanx for the help
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L engine VIN: SG45941561
Engine has a hollow tapping sound that seems louder in the area of the intake manifold. Sounds like a valve train sound but not exactly, more hollow sounding. Have only heard it in my neighbors driveway. has not been into the shop yet. It seems to quiet down w...
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L heater VIN: 1HGCM71373
car has had 3 thermostats(last one oem) water pump(oem)housing behind the water pump(oem) heater core(oem) egr housing on back of head removed for inspection. no debris, no blockage, no cracks. removed water valve and replaced with hose. no change. at idle the...
2011 Hyundai Sonota 2.4L Collision Repair VIN: 5NPEC4ACXB
airbag light flashing no codes found with carmen scantool with latest software after reading service data it shows that the new module needs to be coded to the car the body shop had the dealer parts department try to find me the coding # they are 4 digit and n...
2005 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJC73393
thanks in advance for your help. vehicle is a used car, customer came to pick up vehicle and would not start so it was sent to another shop. They did plugs and coolant temp. vehicle was then sent to us for hard start intermittently. had p0102 maff sens input ...
2006 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Starting VIN: KNDJF72296
This car has two codes P1690-Smartra No Response and P1693-MIL Request Line-Malfunction. Problem is cranking but not starting. I could not find any information about the codes or same case. Please let me know the pin-point solution. Thank for any help in advan...
2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2CU08121
Thanks for any and all help on this. Bought this vehicle for my niece hoping it was a PATS system concern but didn't get that lucky. It had a bad,dead battery in it and there is no check engine light on. Checked for codes,none found. It cranks over but it does...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D51
Hello, we have a 2000 Nissan Sentra at our shop that is intermittently stalling but will always restart. It came in for this symptom several weeks ago and could only duplicate the concern one time, fuel pressure remained in spec. The vehicle did have 2 Cat eff... Trouble codes: P0600 (A/T Communication Line problem), P0420 (Cattalyst efficiency bank 1), P0430 (Cattalyst efficiency bank 2)
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39WXS
also found broken wire going to knock sensor connector under throttle body, repaired black & brown wires. only problem with this vehicle is check engine light comes on as soon as you give it throttle. code 52 knock sensor problem.with key on engine not running... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit problem)
2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEVL52N93
i have this toyota that keeps setting code po451. i have smoke tested it and the only thing i can find is that it has this plastic collor around the filler neck that leaks. why would this leak? Trouble codes: 451

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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1HGCM66514
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Blower Motor VIN: 2HGES16514
I'd like to say thanks to everybody who replied on here. Almost everybody was dead on with their suggestions to replace the resistor/power transistor. While I was unable to do any post-repair testing to confirm this due to the fact that I was doing all this te...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Fuse VIN: KM8SB12B83
thanks for suggestions. checked the other connector mentioned and was fine. also checked the wiring were screw would mount mirror and also good. the lighted vanity mirrors were a different curcuit. after moving harnesses and checking wiring through doors with ...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D44
I will not call this a fix yet. Two members suggested cleaning the screen which I did. The screen is on the cylinder head drivers side near radiator hose. Its a 14 mm head and when you pull it out it has a screen attached to it. It was blocked solid. After cle... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam position circuit malfunction).
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L Limp Mode VIN: KNAFE12107
Marc,I did unwrap and check my O2 sensor extension very closely.I backtracked and tested everything imaginable.Avinash mentioned grounds and none were removed but I did add an auxiliary ground.The high voltage persists with the key on engine off!Gene mentione... Trouble codes: P0560 (system voltage malfunction), P0563 (system voltage high).
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hard Steering VIN: JT8UF22EXS
Thanks for all the help . Replaced pump and rack and was 90% better . I then replaced steering module and all is well. Mike [...]
2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L engine oil VIN: JM1GG12L86
Thanks for the responses. After evaluating the engine oil it was found to not smell or appear to have fuel contamination. It was significantly black, but normal for a turbo. Oil was overfilled. Drained one quart to get at full mark, ran engine 5 minutes shut...
2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Charging VIN: 1N4DL01D8Y
I would like to thank everybody that took the time to read the post and offer help. i looked at everything you guys posted tested connections and inspected all wireing. in the end the rebult alternators were all crap. finally installed a new denso alternator a...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB41S61
The biggest problem in this vehicle is lack of info. If either Mitchell or Suzuki could give any specifications instead of general discussion the repair would be very easy. The large valve on the top of the tank is called a pressure cut valve by Suzuki, howe... Trouble codes: P0440 (Set when tank pressure increase is too much).
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